Dependable Capacity

  The load-carrying ability of an electric power plant during a specific time interval and period when related to the characteristics of the load to be/being supplied; determined by capability, operating power factor, and the portion of the load the station is to supply.
  The system's ability to carry the electric power for the time interval and period specified. Dependable capacity is determined by such factors as capability, operating power factor and portion of the load the station is to supply.
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  The load-carrying ability of a station or system under adverse conditions for a specified period of time.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  The system's ability to carry the electric power for the time interval and period specified. Dependable capacity is determined by such factors as capability, operating power factor and portion of the load the station is to supply.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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